Heavy Rain: June 16, 2009

rainfall map

Warm, muggy air returned to Minnesota, after being absent for much of the spring. On June 16, the dew point temperature rose above 60 degrees for the first time this year at the Twin Cities International Airport. A band of heavy showers and thunderstorms developed to the northeast of a stationary front over South Dakota and Iowa and dropped some good soaking rains over a wide swath of southern and central Minnesota. One half to one-and-a-half inches of rain fell over some of the driest spots in Minnesota. Normally, about an inch of rain a week falls in June, so there is a long way to go to recover from the precipitation deficit in the Twin Cities. Even after receiving .65 inches of rain on June 16, the Twin Cities is still .42 inches short for the month and 4.56 inches short for the year.

While most of the rain was welcome, especially over drought-stricken east central Minnesota, there was too much rain over a small portion of west central Minnesota in Wilkin County. The highest total found in Wilkin County was 6.88 inches in Mitchell Township. Some basement and flooding of roads was reported in parts of Wilkin County and nearby Abercrombie, North Dakota.

Below is a list of precipitation reports from the National Weather Service.

COOPERATIVE WEATHER OBSERVATIONS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS ND
1057 AM CDT WED JUN 17 2009

MORNING TEMPERATURE AND WARM SEASON PRECIPITATION REPORTS

PRECIPITATION TOTALS...
HIGH TEMPERATURES AND LOW TEMPERATURES
FOR THE PAST 24 HOURS ENDING AT 12Z...7 AM CDT...6 AM CST
                        RAINFALL     TEMPERATURE
                        (24 HRS)     MAX     MIN
NORTH DAKOTA SITES


   GRAND FORKS NWS        0.42       71      62
   COLGATE                0.08       74      60
   EDMORE                 0.02       73      58
   FORMAN                 1.45       67      60
   HANSBORO               0.00       77      61
   LANGDON                0.00       76      58
   LANKIN                 0.00       71      60
   LIDGERWOOD             0.84       73      61
   MAYVILLE               0.03       74      61
   PEMBINA                0.01       79      61
   CAYUGA                 2.25
   MANTADOR               2.00
   SARLES 5 NE            0.15
   STARKWEATHER           0.00


                        RAINFALL     TEMPERATURE
                        (24 HRS)     MAX     MIN
MINNESOTA SITES


   BRECKENRIDGE           2.85       75      61
   DALTON                 1.46       73      60
   MOORHEAD               0.52       71      60
   NEW YORK MILLS         1.36       77      57
   RED LAKE FALLS         0.01       70      61
   SABIN                  1.37       72      61
   TAMARAC NWR            0.38       78      58
   WADENA                 0.96       70      58
   WARROAD                0.01       76      59
   HALSTAD                0.08
   ITASCA                 0.24
   LANCASTER              0.02
   LONG LOST LAKE         0.06
   PELICAN RAPIDS         1.88
   ROTHSAY                2.86
   SEBEKA                 0.78
   WASKISH                0.20


THE FOLLOWING ARE AUTOMATED RAIN GAGES


 MINNESOTA                         NORTH DAKOTA


  ADA                     0.41       ARROWWOOD NWR             M
  AGASSIZ NWR             0.04       BAKER                  0.00
  BADOURA                 1.77       BALDHILL DAM           0.01
  BAUDETTE RAWS           0.03       CANDO                  0.00
  BEMIDJI RAWS            0.90       CAVALIER               0.00
  BELTRAMI                   M       COOPERSTOWN            0.00
  CAMPBELL                0.83       FORREST RIVER             M
  DETROIT LAKES RAWS      0.24       FORT TOTEN RAWS        0.00
  FOXHOME                 1.88       GALESBERG              0.14
  HIGHLANDING             0.00       HAMPDEN                   M
  HALLOCK                 0.00       HILLSBORO              0.03
  HUMBOLT                 0.00       HOMME DAM              0.00
  KELLIHER RAWS           0.44       LANGDON                0.00
  LAKE BRONSON            0.22       MAYVILLE               0.46
  LAKE ITASCA             0.20       MCHENRY                0.00
  MALUNG                     M       OAKES                  3.64
  ORWELL DAM              1.30       PILLSBURY              0.00
  PERLEY                  0.58       SHEYENNE NATL GL       1.67
  ROSEAU                  0.13       TEWAUKON NWR              M
  RED LAKE DAM            0.08       TOWNER 2NW             0.00
  ROSEAU RAWS             0.18       WAHPETON               2.06
  SHELLY                  0.00       WALHALLA                  M
  STEPHEN                 0.00       WARWICK                0.00
  LAKE TRAVERSE           0.00
  THIEF RIVER FALLS DAM   0.01
  THIEF RIVER FALLS       0.03


MAX/MIN TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLE FOR
CENTRAL AND SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
1025 AM CDT WED JUN 17 2009

 VALUES REPRESENT YESTERDAYS HIGHS...LOW OVER THE LAST 12 HOURS
 AND PRECIPITATION OVER THE LAST 24 HOURS ENDING AT 6AM
 SNOWFALL OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS AND SNOW DEPTH AT 6AM


.BR MSP  0617  C DH00/TX/DH06/TAIRZP/PP/SF/SD
:
:
:          STATION             MAX     MIN    24-HR    SNOW   SNOW
:           NAME               TEMP    TEMP   PCPN     FALL   DEPTH
AXN : ALEXANDRIA MN ARPT     :  74  /   59  /  0.21  /    M /    M
EAU : EAU CLAIRE WI ARPT     :  77  /   59  /  0.50  /  0.0 /   0
STC : ST CLOUD MN ARPT       :  77  /   58  /  0.45  /  0.0 /   0
MIC : CRYSTAL MN ARPT        :  75  /   59  /  0.73  /    M /    M
MSP : MINNEAPOLIS MN ARPT    :  76  /   60  /  0.63  /  0.0 /   0
STP : ST PAUL MN ARPT        :  76  /   61  /  0.48  /    M /    M
FCM : EDEN PRAIRIE MN ARPT   :  75  /   60  /  0.75  /    M /    M
RWF : REDWOOD FALLS MN ARPT  :  72  /   63  /  0.36  /    M /    M
.END

:             COOPERATIVE OBSERVER REPORTS
:VALUES ARE FOR THE PREVIOUS 24 HOURS ENDING BETWEEN 6 AM AND
:        8 AM LOCAL TIME UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED


:
:        STATION                     MAX  MIN  24-HR SNOW SNOW
:        NAME                        TEMP TEMP PCPN  FALL DEPTH
:
: IN MINNESOTA
:
ALBM5    : ALBERT LEA              :  65 / 61 /  0.79 /  0.0 /    0
ADVM5    : ANDOVER                 :  76 / 56 /  1.21 /  0.0 /    0
MN0LS2GT : BALD EAGLE 1 SE         :   M /  M /  1.18 /    M /    M
MNAZKGSR : BLUE EARTH 1 WNW        :   M /  M /  0.51 /    M /    M
MN0ZKCHR : BONNIE GLEN 1 S         :   M /  M /  0.04 /    M /    M
MNHIO9HD : BOYD 4 N                :   M /  M /  0.10 /    M /    M
MNAEB9FN : BRICELYN                :   M /  M /  0.43 /    M /    M
MNILHXRH : BROOKLYN CENTER         :   M /  M /  0.67 /    M /    M
BUFM5    : BUFFALO                 :  73 / 58 /  0.70 /    M /    M
MNF2OABM : CANNON CITY 2 SW        :   M /  M /  1.42 /    M /    M
CLSM5    : CARLOS (ALEXANDRIA A    :   M /  M /  0.19 /    M /    M
MN0OWXAN : CARNELIAN JUNC          :   M /  M /  0.35 /    M /    M
MPXM5    : CHANHASSEN MN WFO       :  74 / 59 /  0.67 /  0.0 /    0
CHNM5    : CHANHASSEN 2SW          :   M /  M /  0.71 /    M /    M
MNJVPERA : COLD SPRING 1 NNW       :   M /  M /  0.32 /    M /    M
DANM5    : DANUBE 2N               :   M /  M /  0.33 /    M /    M
ELKM5    : ELK RIVER               :  76 / 58 /  0.51 /  0.0 /    0
FIRM5    : FAIRMONT                :  69 / 62 /  0.27 /    M /    M
FBTM5    : FARIBAULT               :  74 / 60 /  1.47 /    M /    M
FORM5    : FOREST LAKE             :  76 / 57 /  0.04 /  0.0 /    M
FDYM5    : FRIDLEY                 :   M /  M /  0.79 /    M /    M
GLDM5    : GAYLORD                 :  73 / 61 /  0.29 /    M /    M
MN0HS8BP : GLOSTER 1 NNW           :   M /  M /  0.58 /    M /    M
GOLM5    : GOLDEN VALLEY           :   M /  M /  0.92 /    M /    M
GDHM5    : GOODHUE                 :   M /  M /  0.80 /    M /    M
HAMM5    : HAMBURG                 :   M /  M /  0.42 /  0.0 /    0
MNI9SHDL : HAMEL 1 NW              :   M /  M /  0.71 /    M /    M
MNGE8GDG : HAMPTON 1 S             :   M /  M /  0.63 /    M /    M
HSTM5    : HASTINGS L/D 2          :  73 / 60 /  0.37 /    M /    M
MNG28BBT : HENDERSON 1 SE          :   M /  M /  0.40 /    M /    M
JORM5    : JORDAN 1SSW             :  74 / 59 /  1.20 /  0.0 /    0
MN0GWSNW : LAKE ELMO 3 SE          :   M /  M /  0.87 /    M /    M
MN0CW1AT : LAKELAND SHORES 1 NE    :   M /  M /  0.65 /    M /    M
KIMM5    : KIMBALL 3 N             :  72 / 59 /  0.40 /  0.0 /    0
MN0M81CB : LEXINGTON 2 NNW         :   M /  M /  0.70 /    M /    M
LCHM5    : LITCHFIELD              :  73 / 60 /  1.14 /    M /    M
LFLM5    : LITTLE FALLS            :   M /  M /  0.83 /    M /    M
LNGM5    : LONG PRAIRIE            :  70 / 58 /  0.06 /    M /    M
MNG0GYSN : LONSDALE 1 SSW          :   M /  M /  0.43 /    M /    M
MKAM5    : MANKATO                 :  69 / 62 /  0.25 /  0.0 /    0
MLRM5    : MELROSE                 :  74 / 59 /  0.06 /  0.0 /    0
MLCM5    : MILACA                  :  76 / 56 /  0.30 /    M /    M
MLNM5    : MILAN                   :   M / 62 /     M /    M /    M
MNFS0GAM : MILROY 1 ESE            :   M /  M /  0.94 /    M /    M
LSAM5    : MINNEAPOLIS LOWER ST    :   M /  M /  0.62 /    M /    M
MVDM5    : MONTEVIDEO 1 SW         :  72 / 62 /  0.05 /    M /    M
MGNM5    : MORGAN                  :   M /  M /  0.55 /    M /    M
MRRM5    : MORRIS                  :  75 / 60 /  0.06 /    M /    M
MNG2O1JR : NEW ROME 3 W            :   M /  M /  0.31 /    M /    M
OWAM5    : OWATONNA                :  71 / 60 /  1.25 /    M /    M
MNDM8BKN : OWATONNA 4 W            :   M /  M /  1.53 /    M /    M
MNDQ81MJ : PERTH 3 NW              :   M /  M /  0.24 /    M /    M
RDWM5    : RED WING L/D 3          :  74 / 60 /  0.70 /  0.0 /    0
REWM5    : REDWOOD FALLS           :  71 / 62 /  0.22 /    M /    M
MN228YHJ : RICE 3 WNW              :   M /  M /  0.38 /    M /    M
RFDM5    : ROCKFORD                :   M /  M /  0.55 /    M /    M
SCOM5    : ST CLOUD SCSU           :   M /  M /  0.41 /    M /    M
SHRM5    : SHERBURN                :  71 / 62 /  0.10 /    M /    M
SPKM5    : SPRING PARK WATER PA    :  74 / 60 /  0.73 /    M /    M
SFDM5    : SPRINGFIELD             :   M /  M /  0.46 /    M /    M
SWRM5    : STILLWATER              :   M /  M /  0.49 /    M /    M
VESM5    : VESTA                   :   M /  M /  0.81 /    M /    M
VCTM5    : VICTORIA                :   M /  M /  0.95 /    M /    M
WACM5    : WACONIA                 :   M /  M /  1.03 /    M /    M
MNF3KYLV : WARSAW 4 SE             :   M /  M /  0.31 /    M /    M
WASM5    : WASECA                  :  71 / 62 /  0.35 /  0.0 /    0
WELM5    : WELLS                   :  67 / 62 /  0.26 /    M /    M
WLDM5    : WILD RIVER STATE PAR    :  77 / 54 /  0.03 /    M /    M
WLLM5    : WILLMAR                 :  75 / 60 /  0.15 /  0.0 /    0
WNNM5    : WINNEBAGO               :  67 / 61 /  0.33 /    M /    M
MN2U8HCJ : WOODLAND 1 W            :   M /  M /  0.03 /    M /    M
ZBRM5    : ZUMBROTA                :  72 / 59 /  0.45 /    M /    M

TEMPERATURE DATA REPRESENT THE HIGHEST AND LOWEST
TEMPERATURES REPORTED ON A STATIONS OBSERVATIONS
TRANSMITTED THREE TIMES AN HOUR AND MAY NOT NECESSARILY
BE THE HIGHEST OR LOWEST TEMPERATURE THAT OCCURRED AT THE
SITE.  THE PRECIPITATION VALUE AT THESE SITES IS AN ESTIMATE
BASED ON THE P-GROUP IN THE OBSERVATION.  SNOWFALL AND SNOW
DEPTH ARE REPORTED WHEN CURRENT DATA IS AVAILABLE.
For more information contact: climate@umn.edu